The new Manchester United defender featured against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Manchester United kicked off the Jose Mourinho era with a 2-0 friendly win against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Goals from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira sealed the victory for United but all eyes were on debutants Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly, with both ultimately impressing.
Centre-back Bailly arrives with a hefty price tag and a battle on his hands to wrestle a starting spot away from Daley Blind or Chris Smalling, after both impressed for large parts of last season.
It seems likely that Bailly will play alongside Smalling when both are fit and available, but against Wigan he played well alongside Blind, looking composed and calm on the ball and quick to make a challenge.
Bailly will certainly have tougher matches in a United shirt but it was a good start.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought of Bailly’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Man United Network (@ManUtdNetwork1) July 17, 2016
I like how calm Eric Bailly is on the ball.— Edward (@rapcartel1995) July 16, 2016
He knows he's technically good on the ball, but does not over do it like John Stones.#Mufc
Mkhitaryan and Bailly looked sharp and plenty of positives to take all around #MUFC— Craig Smith (@CAS_MUFC20) July 16, 2016
Decent performance today Bailly looks like a beast and Mkhitaryan seems the real deal #MUFC only a friendly tho— Kev (@FutbolKev) July 16, 2016
loving the look of bailly- showed composure under pressure and thrived on getting stuck in. would do uncle pat proud to make 3 his own #mufc— majestic martial! (@moyesunitedboys) July 16, 2016
Mkhitaryan Pereira Bailly Shaw & Mata all looked great today you could see during the warm up that communication is still an issue for #MUFC— Martyn (@mufcnim55) July 16, 2016